This following information is applicable to all construction projects that have a disturbed area equal to or greater than 2000 square meters.
The ESC Permit process establishes a framework to ensure that mandatory standards are applied to construction site ESC planning and management, which is conducive to the proposed construction, scheduling and specific site conditions, such as site drainage, topography and soil characteristics.
You can click on the image of the guide to the right of this page to be referred to a document that explains the requirements for larger construction sites.
Please ensure that you allow 2 to 4 weeks for the processing of your ESC Permit application and ensure that your applications is completed with as much detail possible to prevent processing delays. Erosion and Sediment Control Permit applications are made through the City’s Engineering Department and are required to be issued prior to the release of associated construction permits. ESC Permits are commonly associated with, but not limited to, Land Development Servicing Agreements, Building Permits and Soil Deposition/Removal Permits.
ESC Permit applications can also be submitted to the City of Surrey using an online system that allows applicants to quickly and easily:
• apply for and update their ESC Permit application
• pay their Permit Application Fee
• track the status of their ESC Permit application
The City has published a General Guide to ESC Permit Applications to help guide applicants through the permit application process, as well as a General Guide to Online ESC Permit Applications. Please refer to these guides for further information regarding the application process.
Additional application documents and supporting information can be found on the Other Resources & FAQs page.